Lamentations 1:16-17 (JDV)
Lamentations 1:16 I cry because of these things; my eyes flow with tears. For there is no one nearby to comfort me, no one to keep me alive. My children are desolate because the enemy has won.
Lamentations 1:17 Zion stretches out her hands; there is no one to comfort her. The Lord has issued a decree against Jacob that his neighbors should be his adversaries. Jerusalem has become something impure among them.
The city was being treated like a leper colony. No one wanted to see the once beautiful and majestic land — now defeated and in disgrace.
The pain of being ignored after once being honored and appreciated can be worse than physical pain. All you want to do is cry out, but you are afraid of the empty space all around you. It is humiliating to break down, and have no one around to comfort you.
Lord, rescue us from our incredible desolation. Only you can restore us to yourself, and that is what we need.